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Kurma: The Hindu Tortoise Avatar

7th Grade - Mr. Sargent
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Tu'i Fifita

on 9 January 2015

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Kurma
By: Tu'i Fifita
The Hindu Tortoise God
Incarnations of Lord Vishnu
Kurma
Kurma
Kurma is the Hindu tortoise god. The Sanskrit root Kurnu can mean Turtle or Tortoise.
Vishnu
Kurma actually is not his own god. He is a reincarnation of another. Kurma is the second of ten incarnations of the Hindu lord Vishnu.
KURMA
Kurma Legend
Kurma Legend
KURMA
VASUKI
KURMA
VASUKI
Kurma Illustrations
LOTUS
KAOMODAKI
(MACE)
DISCUS
CONCH SHELL
BEAUTIFUL CREATION
LIBERATION
KNOWLEDGE
CREATION
ASURAS
DEVTAS
DEVTAS
ASURAS
Vishnu needed to add medicines to the ocean of milk. While he was doing that he needed someone to stir it. He found a group of Devtas (gods) and Asuras (demons). He told them he would give them nectar that made them immortal if
they helped churn the
ocean.
They all agreed and started to churn the ocean with a serpent named Vasuki. They used a mountain in the middle for support but it slowly started sinking. Vishnu then took the form of Kurma and helped keep the land afloat.
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